We issue birth and death certificates for Washington State. Find out how you can request a certified copy of birth and death records below.
Before you request records, you should know:
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Find out who can request official birth and death records and what documents you can use to prove your relationship.
Applications for birth certificates for newborns can take up to 3 weeks to process.
If the parents are not married, it may take additional time to process the application. Find more information about rules for Acknowledgment of Parentage from the Washington State Department of Health.
To apply by mail, you must send proof of eligibility and identity documents. To apply:
The Washington State Vital Records Office provides records for:
The Whatcom County Auditor's Office also provides marriage and divorce records.
You can order birth and death certificates for records outside of Washington State by: